We are creating a Migration Museum for Britain - an inspiring and moving institution that tells the important story of movement into and out of the country over hundreds of years.
The museum will be an enquiry into who we are, where we came from and where we are going. Britons at home and abroad have a shared cultural history and an exciting future. We aim to represent the thrilling tales, the emotion and the history that have gone into shaping our national fabric; we aim to be the museum of all our stories.
Over the past two years we have been busy. We have developed partnerships and honed our strategy. We put on exhibitions and events, and run an education programme that has reached over 2,500 school children. We are investigating exciting options for a London site. Our 100 Images of Migration, which started life as a photographic competition with the Guardian, was shown in 2015 as part of a major exhibition about immigration at London’s Southbank Centre called Adopting Britain. Also on display was Keepsakes - a collection of personal objects, loaned from members of the public, that speak of identity or migration. Our Germans in Britain exhibition has been consistently in demand, and has toured all over the UK. We hold an annual lecture at the London School of Economics, and our popular Great Minds series of seminars, in partnership the Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA), continues to reflect the enormously important contribution that migrants have made to British intellectual life.
We require funds to grow the creative concept by putting on exhibitions and events, to extend our education outreach, and to drive forward the business case and our plans for a physical space.
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